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The 4000 m Saas Fee mountain skiing traverse

The 4000 m Saas Fee mountain skiing traverse | Switzerland

Enjoy 5 days of pure back-country skiing in the amazing region of Saas Fee in the Swiss Alps. Do it under the safe guidance of Martin, a Spanish IFMGA certified mountain guide.

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Alps

8 Days

Mar, Jun, Jul


Description

This is a program of initiation to cross-country skiing in the Alps. Are you ready to join me?

Saas Fee is a Swiss commune in the canton of Valais. The town is known as “Die Perle der Alpen” (The Pearl of the Alps). It is a big ski resort during the winter season.

Furthermore, the assistance of the ski lifts and the fun nights spent in the valley, make this program ideal as a first contact of cross-country skiing, in mountains of 4000 meters of altitude.

This mountain skiing traverse in Saas Fee will take us 8 magical days. Please find then a sample itinerary of the program:

DAY 1

Arrival in Saas Grund, hotel accommodation, material check and preparation of equipment.

DAY 2

Saas Fee Station. First contact with the area. We will have some practices of Arva use, glacier rescue and skiing on track and off-piste.

DAY 3

We will ascend through the ski slopes and then we’ll reach the unspoiled terrain. Summit of the Allalinhorn (2027m). Descent to the valley, night in Saas Grund.

DAY 4

Hohsaass cable car from Saas Grund and climb of the Weissmies Peak (4023m). Descent to the valley and night in Saas Grund.

DAY 5

Transfer to Saas Fee, to catch the Langfluh Cable Car (2800m). We have 1400m of altitude change to reach the summit of this beautiful Swiss peak. It has very huge and skiable slopes, but you have to pay attention to the crevasses that are on them. Anyway, it is an accessible summit with skis placed.

Then, instead of going down to the village, we will stop where the Felskinn cable car arrives. Here we will put the skins again to ascend to the Britannia mountain hut, where we will spend the night.

DAY 6

Ascent of the Strahlhorn (4196m). Simple, long and very skiable ascension, with very good views from the top. Night at the Britannia hut.

DAY 7

Crossing back to Saas Fee, passing by the summit of the Rimpfischhorn. Finally, descent to the valley. End of activity.

I’d be happy if you join me in this incredible back-country skiing trip. So, contact me for more information about prices and booking!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


About the guide

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Martin

5.00

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Mountain Guide

Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together

Languages

French | English | Basque

Certificates

UIAGM

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What people are saying about Martin

Dave

5.00

Martin provided us with a challenging weekend that stretched and developed our skiing a lot. He was very responsive to our feedback tailoring the programme as we went. Would absolutely book him again.

James

5.00

Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

Frederik

5.00

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Martin for his exceptional planning and guidance throughout our first trip to the Alps. Not only is he an incredibly friendly and easygoing individual to be around, but he also possesses remarkable climbing skills and serves as an outstanding guide who readily imparts his mountain knowledge and passion. Martin displayed an impressive level of flexibility when it came to our itinerary. He seamlessly adjusted the route for our initial climb to align with our learning aspirations, all the while prioritizing our safety. Even when an adverse weather forecast emerged for the final two days of our journey, Martin quickly managed the situation and found alternative, equally captivating solutions that allowed us to continue our climbing pursuits, all while making consulting with us. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin to anyone looking to explore mountaineering, whether they are novices or seasoned climbers in need of a guide. Overall, our trip could not have been more rewarding, and we are undoubtedly inclined to select Martin as our guide for our future escapades!

Joris

5.00

My son and I had a great trip to the top of the Gran Paradiso under the guidance of Martin Elorza. It was the first time to make use of explore-share and, like any system, you need to get used to it but it all goes quite intuitively. Moreover, there are system moderators in between the clients and the guides to ensure that everything goes smooth. If something in the system would not go as planned, they typically intervene quickly, such that one can be reassured. The trip itself was well planned and professionally guided. Martin gave a clear overview upfront and we communicated efficiently prior to the trip. Apart from being a very professional and experienced guide, Martin also proved to be a great person, such that we only have positive memories about our trip. The recommendation to go for the Gran Paradiso ascent (rather than the Mont Blanc) was a very good advice, given our beginner's level. Not sure when yet, but we look forward to a next experience!

Eric

5.00

Martin is a very good guide and choosed a fantastic itinerary considering the lack of snow.


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